In technology for the past few weeks, we have been working on how to make a good tutorial. My tutorial was about how to hit a tennis ball correctly and in my tutorial, I showed the different types of shots and the grips for every shot I mentioned. After we put all the recordings and music in our video, we improved little parts of our tutorial in class to make it better before we published it to Youtube. The video that is embedded above is my tutorial so I hope you like it!
After we published our video on youtube and embedded it on our blogs, we went to the other grade 6 people’s blogs and then commented on their tutorial. When we commented on people’s blogs we included 3 things that we liked about it, 2 things that we learned from it and 1 thing that we thought that they needed to improve. I commented on Hana’s blog, Emma’s blog, Aisling’s blog and Susanna’s blog. Hana’s tutorial was how to draw a 5 layer flower, Emma’s tutorial was about how to draw Sponge bob, Aisling’s tutorial was about how to draw monsters and Susanna’s blog was how to spray paint.
I think my tutorial met the criteria Zoom. I think I met this criteria because I zoomed into the important part of the tennis racket and closely showed the main part of the scene. When I zoomed in, I also zoomed in very slowly to make it natural and to make the audience stay focused onto the griping area while I was talking about it. Another criteria that I think I met is In order because before I started on how to hit a tennis ball correctly, I showed how to hold a tennis racket properly. I think to teach how to hold a tennis racket first is a good idea to start a tennis related tutorial because the viewers might not have any experience with tennis at all and they might be holding the racket in a more complicated and hard way. I think I also met the criteria List of materials because at the beginning of my tutorial, I mentioned what you needed to have when you play tennis. I think listing the materials is a really important thing because while your watching the tutorial, it would be a waste of time for the viewer to get the things you need and stopping the video every time.
A new idea that I got about tutorials which also extended my thinking was from Emma’s tutorial. The idea was that she wrote down the steps of what she was going to do next on the screen. I think this idea is very good because if the viewer misunderstands what you are saying, they can just read the text to figure out what they were going to do next. Another new idea that I got was from Susanna’s tutorial. The idea was to put in writing which made you excited to do the activity. For example, writing “Are you Ready?” before you start is good because it makes the viewers want to try out the activity quickly.
The most challenging thing while making my tutorial was to block the background noise to make my voice stand out because it took me a long time making my voice sound right. Next time, I think I would want to film my video when there is not much wind blowing. I still wonder how people make their tutorials so that it flows because in some of the parts, it wasn’t that smooth.
I really enjoyed this part of the unit because I got to be creative and I also got to test how good I can make a tutorial. I also liked it because I got to make a tutorial from the planning. I am looking forward to the next unit. 😀
Here is a link to my tutorial feedback form. Please fill it out.